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Moscow responds to accusations of cyberattacks on COVID vaccine developers

11:46, 17 November 2020
Moscow responds to accusations of cyberattacks on COVID vaccine developers Photo: Sergey Bulkin/NEWS.ru

The Russian Foreign Ministry has slammed the US accusations of cyberattacks against the COVID-19 vaccine developers as speculations.


Microsoft Vice President Tom Burt reported several network attacks on pharmaceutical companies developing COVID-19 vaccines in recent months. The attacks allegedly originated from Russia and China. Ryabkov noted that the United States had already made it a tradition to blame Moscow for everything.

[It] has already become the norm of life, determined by the political fashion, with the IT corporations in the United States paying tribute to it, RIA Novosti quotes Ryabkov.

Several countries are working on the creation of drugs against coronavirus. The world's first registered vaccine against COVID-19 was the Russian drug Sputnik V, developed in the Gamaleya center. The United States is also working on it. Its company Moderna said the vaccine was 94.5% effective.

NEWS.ru reported earlier that Microsoft said it detected cyberattacks from Russia and North Korea against seven companies in the United States, Canada, India, South Korea, and France, developing vaccines against coronavirus.